I have been busy this week writing British English that's why I had to distance myself from my other prose of Bakya English...
THE BIG ISSUE OF DA WEEK---(aside from Tim Yap turns to God--more later)
Chikatime seems to be taking some chika-time off from cyberspace.
As if I was the gatekeeper of Chikatime, so many people emailed, texted, called, posted asking if I could get the gals and gheys to grant them entry.
Well, maybe to Government I could ----but Embassy, as you know, could be a problem.....
UNFORTUNATELY you are reading the blog of one of the out-est outsiders in the world so ChikaTime ain't givin' me an all access pass to their site anytime soon.
I may be one of the biggest (gossip) tippers but I ain't THAT worthy!! At least not worthy of an invite or password. ( Tim Yap turns to God and says, "Just say the word and I shall be healed.." I say to Chikatime, "Just say the 'password' and the whole blogosphere shall shaddap!! )
BUT ---do not worry (blood) sports fans --after all, gossip has become a blood sport!---I think Chikatime will be back in no time. Well, we hope!
I have complete confidence in rumor mongerers because like weeds, we just keep sprouting when you least expect us to in places you never want us to be in (or you don't want to be seen in--like Andok's and Max's!) ...Look at Soozy Hopper-- bless her cyber-soul, Brian Gorrell, Chikatime-and well, moi!
GOSSIP doesn't die. It just gets re-incarnated.
(This is why Im surprised the Philippines has not turned Buddhist!)
THIS IS NOT the first time they have shut down. The latest (or maybe the only) one I recall was when the Inquirer did a big story on them and maybe because they are not used to fame and infamy, they were overwhelmed...
Well, they will learn like everyone else!
(remember Gorrell did it, too...)
Fortunately or unfortunately, SOME people (like me) are born with heated silver forks in their tongues plus Edward Scissorhands fingers for typing venom.
Those who never learn, well, what can I say???---you will probably read more about them in my next novel.
WHY DID CHIKATIME CLOSE??
As a new kid on the blog, I am getting the feeling that the blogosphere is like an elementary school playground and one must ally oneself either with the biggest bully or the person who has rights over the slides and swings.
I would like to look at myself as the one with the verbal 'snides and swings."
SO WHO IS THE BULLY???
Why don't we pose the rhetoric: He who brags most, bullies most or vice versa or WHAT!???
Who wants to kick-butt with Gladiator heels? Personally, I prefer classic Roger Vivier Belle du Jours.
IS THERE SOMETHING I DON"T KNOW??
The traditional Ateneo answer would be "That depends."
1) Have you been reading other blogs aside from this one, Chikatime and/or Gorrell? If your answer is "Yes" then you are spending too much time online and not enough time at the 70 off sales!!---hahahaha!!!
2) Do you read blogs obssessed with discovering the identity of "ChickenTime?"
3) Have you been reading another blog with the word Mabuhay on it?
(It ain't Philippine Airlines, okay, coz you know technology has not been assigned a seat yet!!)
If you answered "NO" to all of the above then THERE IS SOMETHING YOU DONT KNOW!!
My theory is, that the Mabuhay Shoppingera, who by the way, wants more hits on her blog so I'm practically sending the devoted followers of fashion to HER BLOG by writing this entry...
The Mabuhay Shoppingera who wants more hits has been bullying our friends at ChikaTime by threatening to expose their identities.
MY TAKE --one, two, three--- on this is:
SO WHAT??? - take one
So what if we find out that Vanessa, Vhong and Fuschia do not remotely resemble Perez Hilton??
So what if we find out that ChikaTime all this time was our next door neighbor who wears slippers and curlers and smokes while doing the ironing or making laba and kula?
AND SO WHAT if we find out Chikatime is really the Philippine Tatler???
(well, for one, everyone will stop reading and start laughing because it will be so un-fuckin believable!! )
WILL WE LIKE THEM LESS IF WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE?? - take two
On the contrary, the social climbers will have to like them MORE (in fact, embrace them and take them to lunch!) because now they are gonna put the fez to the blog and realize that "Caloy" the waiter has all this time been an editor at Chikatime. Imagine---instead of Big Brother watching, you better behave because "Kuya Boy" is watching....Ayan ha....as the late Inday Badiday used to say "Careful..Careful.." (Then one time the janitor threw out her guest, the catfish that could drink milk...remember??)
And finally, take three: LEAVE THEM ALONE!!
This blog, like Soozy Hopper may have hurt many but it has brought IMMENSE as in IMMENSELY so much pleasure to more people. If anyone could bring that much pleasure to a greater number of people, by all means, be my guest.
If you still don't get it, here's the Mario J delos Reyes scene: We take two pigs (let's say Ruffa and Kris Aquino) We kill 2 lechons for lechon..what else?? But then a whole baranggay enjoys it and you become mayor...Isn't that worth it even if you had to kill two cute, innocent, defenseless animals?? (I am a vegetarian)
Mabuhay ang shopping....But Gossip has the 'more historical term' term--Bienvenue....or OMG!!!! I LABS EET!!!
Chikatime has a GREAT FORMULA no one comes close to:
1) a great sense of humor
2) a hilarious command of Taglish and Bading-speak
3) graphic photos
4) magnificent moles
Even people they have crossed love them, hate them or love to hate them...(cuckoo Chanel and herpes--ay Hermes ---may be part of that group because I have never seen a site single-handedly put me off wearing these labels after seeing the WRONG PEOPLE in the right labels--you should see what my H belts are used for now--to tie up a balikbayan box---hahahaha!!No!)
And to close this entry, since I am such an excellent writer in the proper sense, I will have to round up my story by connecting the thought of my first paragraph with my conclusion.
Tim Yap was seen at Victory (what Muffy and Constance call DARK Victory--I think that's the name of a horse they lost money on) CRYING---as in not crying for a clean up of the Pasig River---hindi cry me a river--cry me a Pacific Ocean perhaps hoping to ship out to sea...
There are some great people at Victory but there are even more losers who use it for social climbing and networking, much like the way people in the Philippines use wakes and funerals---evenings are the most social. Sometimes even the dead get up for drinks or go to the loo.
OKAY THAT'S IT FOR ....well, for now.